Updated: May 4, 2020
Coming to you on the 1st May 2020 Big Wigs are launching an online course and here is everything you need to know:
Want to grow your bag of big wig tricks and learn how to make bespoke hard cap wigs? You’re in the right place.
The Big Wigs Beginner online course teaches you all the skills you need to start creating hard cap wigs on your own. It kicks off with an overview of hard cap theatrical, mannequin and drag wigs and then takes you step-by-step through making your first hard cap wig. If this sounds like the perfect way to expand your penchant for wig-making, join us as we break down everything you need to know about our beginner workshop. The beginner workshop is also great for people who would like to learn the art of hard cap wig-making fast. Because this course is specifically designed to give you everything you need to make hard cap wigs. Under the careful guidance of expert wigmaker, Lauren Hobbs, you will come away from Big Wigs Workshop with the know-how and confidence to start building hard cap wigs on your own. Plus, if there’s a skill you’d like to develop in the future, we can always put together a follow-up course based on your individual wig-making goals.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN? After a brief introduction to the world of drag, mannequin and theatre hard cap wigs, the workshop jumps right into making the hard cap itself. Beginning with the cap’s foundation and learning how to “hackle”, a method used to mix different hair colours, you will be taken step-by-step through layering your wig. Once you have a solid foundation in place, you will learn and practice how to use the push-up technique to cover the entire cap. While it might take some time getting used to this technique and working with glue – that’s normal! – we promise to help get you in a natural rhythm.
From middle and side parting your wig to giving your wig fringe or a ponytail, you will learn how to style your hard cap in any fashion you’d like. This includes modifying the front and back hairlines as you see fit.
During the workshop you will have ample time to practice using pins and glue on the hair so you can become comfortable with managing and handling the wig. On top of shaping and styling your own hard cap wig, the course will provide best wig-making practices and expert tips on how to care for your wig so it can stay in excellent condition. Lastly, but certainly not least, you will receive a detailed materials list for you to keep and take home. This is purchased separately from the course and can serve as a guide for any hard cap wig you create in the future, making it that much easier to start on the next one! HOW DO YOU SIGN UP? 1. Join our online course via email. To reserve your spot on the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where i will immediately link you up to the online course via www.bigwigsworkshop.thinkific.com : once paid via our preferred payment method of PayPal I will send you over the materials list. You will have ongoing access to the course for 3 months.
The course is £395, this doesn't include materials and they must be bought separately.
Fun, imaginative and beautiful: the wonderful world of hard cap wig making awaits.